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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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After I take my monthly contacts out my eyes hurt and feel like if something is stuck in them, I put new ones in goes right away. What should I do?

After I take my monthly contacts out my eyes hurt and feel like if something is stuck in them, I put new ones in goes right away. What should I do?

You might have: Significant dry eyes or contact lens "over wear". Try artificial tears and shorten the period that you wear the contact lenses. Contacts don't allow your corneas to breathe well, which causes them to become irritated, giving you a burning sensation. Let your eye doctor know that the contacts are causing you some issues so they can recommend the appropriate solution. Be well. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt after I put on contacts? Am I doing something wrong?

Why do my eyes hurt after I put on contacts? Am I doing something wrong?

Possible misfit.: If your eyes hurt after placing contacts on it could be that they have been misfit for the shape of your cornea. This is especially likely if the eyes hurt immediately after placing them on and they keep hurting. If the eyes are initially comfortable and then hurt later on, it could be that you have dry eyes and your lenses are not permitting enough oxygen to get to the cornea. Tears might help. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing eye pain (side: deep eye pain, right) (quality: deep eye pain). has contacts & just changed them and says her iris hurts?

My Daughter is experiencing eye pain (side: deep eye pain, right) (quality: deep eye pain). has contacts & just changed them and says her iris hurts?

Contacts/eye pain: It could be that her right eye has dried out and can be painful. She can apply refresh eye drops OTC to lubricate daily. If pain persists, take contacs off and see eye MD to check if has irritation, iritis or other issue.
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Why do my eyes hurt when I wake up?

Why do my eyes hurt when I wake up?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why you might have eye pain upon waking. The most common is from a form of dry eyes called meibomitis. It is essentially an oil gland that produces poor quality oils that irritate the eyes when you are sleeping. You really need to see an eye md to determine the exact cause of your eye pain. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt in the sunlight?

Why do my eyes hurt in the sunlight?

The sun is strong: Sunlight is modified by a number of reflexes to minimize damage to the eyes. If you have a sudden, and new sensitivity to sunlight, then there could be inflammation of the surface of the eye or inside. If this is true, then see your ophthalmologist to determine if your eyes are fine. ...Read more

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Why does my eyes hurt when I wake up?

Why does my eyes hurt when I wake up?

Recurrent erosion: Multiple causes but a classic cause is a condition known as recurrent erosion syndrome. It can also be from run of mill dry eyes. ...Read more

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Why is it my eyes hurt when I woke up?

Why is it my eyes hurt when I woke up?

Could be dryness: Try artificial tears which can be found over the counter. If you have severe pain, you could be getting recurrent erosions. An ophthalmologist will be able to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt whenever I watch tv?

Why do my eyes hurt whenever I watch tv?

Dry eye/strain: Dry eye or eye strain can cause discomfort. Try using artificial tears to help lubricate the eye and see if that helps. You may also want to have your vision checked to see if glasses could help. ...Read more

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When I wake up why do my eyes hurt a lot?

When I wake up why do my eyes hurt a lot?

Dryness: When you sleep, you do not blink. Blinking helps keep the eyes lubricated and people that have dry eye, have a hard time when getting up in the morning due to dryness. Try an over the counter tear gel at bed time and regular artificial tears during the day. ...Read more

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What to do if my eyes hurt I need help now?

What to do if my eyes hurt I need help now?

Depends: Is the pain from the eye or from the eyelids? Does it hurt to move the eye? Is the vision disturbed? Have you had an attack like this in the past? You would do well to see an eye doctor --- but in a hurry if the vision is down or the eye is very red. ...Read more

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Help please! Could colds make your eyes hurt?

Help please! Could colds make your eyes hurt?

Possibly: Some uri-"cold" can have a secondary keratoconjunctivits associated with them. If so, see your doc. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt when I go outside, what should I do?

My eyes hurt when I go outside, what should I do?

Ocular surface: Dryness in a healthy young person without other known ocular disease usually is due to dry eyes. Again, this is if there is no other ocular disease process ongoing. Try using lubricating eye drops to minimize any surface dryness leading to blurred vision. If this does not help then a good exam with a refraction for spectacles will be necessary. ...Read more

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Could shining a flashlight in someones eyes, hurt them?

Could shining a flashlight in someones eyes, hurt them?

Doubtful: Transient photopsia's of standard flashlight beams should cause no permanent damage with brief exposure. Never point any laser type light into someones eyes. ...Read more

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The back of my eyes hurt when I move them. What is going on?

The back of my eyes hurt when I move them. What is going on?

See an eye doctor: The most common cause of pain on eye movement is atypical headache, which is often relieved with Ibuprofen or aspirin. Less common, but more concerning, is a condition called retrobulbar optic neuritis, which typically affects women in their 40s, and is often associated with vision changes as well. I strongly recommend you see an eye doctor as soon as possible to rule this out. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my eyes hurt with bright lights, help!?

What do you suggest if my eyes hurt with bright lights, help!?

Eye exam: You need and exam. If this is new, it could be inflammation in the eye, infection, Dry eyes, side effects from medication, cataracts, many more. If you were born this way and have always been sensitive, quality sunglasses or tint may help! ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt in the morning and become difficult to open?

Why do my eyes hurt in the morning and become difficult to open?

Dry eye: This may be a manifestation of a dry eye disorder.
Your ophthalmologist can address this issue. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why my eyes hurt when I move them around?

Could use expert help with why my eyes hurt when I move them around?

Dry eye syndrome: Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome over the fron of your eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over your eye ball. When they are insufficient, small defects can occur in the top layer, exposung nerves underneath- and this causes discomfort, sandy or gritty feeling and pain. Winter and indoor heating is probably making this worse. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my eyes hurt in the morning and are difficult to open?

Dryness: If this is a chronic problem and the vision is normal and the eye is not red all the time, then it is likely due to insufficient tears and sometimes mild lid inflammation (blepharitis). Check with your ophthalmologist for the best treatment as these are conditions that can be fixed. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt a bit when I look up, down and right, left. What should I do?

See your eye doctor: Pain with eye movement could mean many things from dry eyes or a foreign body to infection, orbital inflammation, thyroid eye disease or optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis). Your eye doctor will perform a thorough exam to rule out any serious causes. In the meantime use artificial tears to lubricate your eye. ...Read more

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Hi, my eyes hurt very much everyday I wake up, do you have any recommendation?

Eye pain: Please let your parents know so that this can be assessed. Can't diagnose the cause of this pain with available information. ...Read more

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Why does the inside corners of my eyes hurt and feel like there's something in my eyes?

See your eye doctor: This could be from a number of reasons, that's best visualized through a slitlamp at your eye doctors office. S/he will check your corneal surface for any signs of dryness, or actual foreign object. When it feels sandy, oftentimes it's due to just not blinking enough, especially if you're on the computer a lot. In that case, the blink reflex drops considerably, because you're staring at the screen. ...Read more

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For the past couple weeks, every day when I wake up my eyes hurt really bad... Especially when I open them...?

For the past couple weeks, every day when I wake up my eyes hurt really bad... Especially when I open them...?

Dry eye or...: Recurrent erosion syndrome. You should go see an eye doctor and preferably a specialist in cornea to check. This is easily treated. ...Read more

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Headache, eyes hurt, and naeceous; what could that be?

Headache, eyes hurt, and naeceous; what could that be?

Most common: Reason would be migraine. But if you never had migraine and nausea before then this could be something more serious. You should see your primary care md, neurologist or eye md. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt when I look to the right, left, and up and down. I have tried taking painkillers but they don't work. What is wrong?

My eyes hurt when I look to the right, left, and up and down. I have tried taking painkillers but they don't work. What is wrong?

Exam: Go to your primary care doc for an evaluation today. If you are feeling ill overall, with muscle aches and fever, eye pain can be part of the flu, especially influenza. Fall enteroviruses also can cause eye pain. A good fundoscopic exam is in order, and if your primary care doc doesn't suspect viral, he will refer you to an opthalmologist for further eval. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt, and got headache too.

Eye pain nonspecific: These are non localizing problems but probably are eye connected. They can be just visual or aging or a sign of something more serious. You should see an ophthalmologist quickly to insure it is minor. ...Read more